Picture: Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil (left) and the attacked old age home (right)
Three terrorists, who belong to the gang that abducted Indian priest Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil and killed 16 people at an old-age home of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in Aden in Yemen, have been reportedly arrested in the war-torn nation.
Fr. Tom is an Indian salesian missionary priest of the catholic church.
The external affairs ministry in India has confirmed the arrest of militants, Bibles for Mideast missionaries reported today, on Friday, 29 July. However, it is still not known where the priest is and when he can be safely brought back to India.
The terrorists were caught from Saila near Aden in Yemen. The arrested terrorists reportedly said that they belong to Al-Qaeda. It was earlier said that they belonged to ISIS, but this has not been confirmed.
It was on 4th of March that armed terrorists barged into an old-age home run by Missionaries of Charity at Aden in Yemen and shot dead 16 people, including four Indian nuns. These militants later whisked away Fr.Tom Uzhunnalil and they said they would crucify him on good Friday. Later external affairs ministry said he was safe.
The gang, which announced that they were behind the attack, did not reveal any details about Fr. Tom. His whereabouts is still not clear.
The terrorists had recently posted the pictures of Fr. Tom on his facebook account. Actually do not exactly know whether it was fake or true. Also do not know how Fr. Tom’s facebook account leaked.